Again this year, the Audi success story continues in the Best cars of 2011 reader survey, conducted by Germanys specialist car magazine auto motor und sport (ams). Readers awarded top honors to four Audi models the Audi A1, the A4/A5, the R8 Spyder and the Audi Q5. The second-ranked Audi A8 and the third-place A3, A6 and R8 Coup round out the outstanding result.
The four first-place awards make Audi the most successful brand in this years survey. Straight away, the Audi A1 took first place in the Small Car category by a clear margin adding yet another prestigious readers choice award in Germany to the sub-compact cars accolades, after the Golden Steering Wheel and the Auto Trophy.
In the Convertible category, the Audi R8 Spyder repeated its success from the previous year. The Audi Q5 also successfully defended its title in the SUV category. And for the fourth consecutive year, the award in the Midsize Class went to the A4/A5 model series.
Second- and third-place awards rounded out the impressive showing. The readers of ams magazine awarded a second-place finish to the Audi A8 in the Luxury Class category. Receiving third place honors were the A3 in the Compact Class, the A6 in the Upper Midsize Class and the R8 Coup among the Sports Cars.
This marked the thirty-fifth time that auto motor und sport magazine had conducted the survey nearly 93,000 readers cast their votes in 10 categories and among 315 models.